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Thrill Killing

Re: Wisconsin teens face 'thrill killing' hunting charges

To The Editor:

The recent incident in which seven Kiel High School students will face charges of “thrill killing” small animals has shocked people across the world. We are happy to hear that the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has filed charges against these demented youths and that they will be charged in court as adults. People who commit such sadistic and depraved acts are truly a danger to society and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Unknowingly, the DNR has put itself in a very awkward position as it now has to explain to the public why charges are not also brought against Wisconsin’s fur trappers, who also go out and beat defenseless animals to death with clubs on a regular basis. The suffering of the animals is the same, but the difference is that the trappers buy a license from the DNR so they can legally beat animals to death, and the baseball bats, garden tools, hockey sticks a metal pipes used by the youths do not carry an eleven percent excise tax that goes toward funding the DNR, while a trapper’s tools of destruction do.

The time has come for state and federal wildlife agencies to be brought up on charges of animal cruelty and wanton disregard for wildlife. One can only hope that one day these agencies will be held accountable for the pain, suffering and death they cause on a daily basis. If such abuse of wildlife concerns you, please visit our website at www.all-creatures.org/cash.

Together we can hasten the coming of the day when sport hunting is known only to history books.

Joe Miele, Vice President
Committee to Abolish Sport Hunting
P.O. Box 562
New Paltz, NY 12561

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